Drug OD Revealed that Mun. Ct. Judge Was Intimate with his Bailiff – ACJC
The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct (ACJC) released a new complaint this afternoon that charged a municipal court judge in the Jersey City Municipal Court had intimate relations with a subordinate member of his courtroom staff. According to the ACJC, the investigation began when the subordinate, court bailiff Ann Kirolos, took an overdose of medication as a result of severe depression she was suffering after having broken-up with the respondent judge. According to the ACJC, the respondent judge subsequently admitted the misconduct to his assignment judge and acknowledged that during the time of their affair, Ms. Kirolos worked as a bailiff in his court room, under his supervision.
The ACJC complaint alleges that by engaging in an improper, intimate relationship with a member of his subordinate staff, the judge violated several Canons of Judicial conduct as well as Rule 2:15-9(a)(6) (engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice that brings the judicial office into disrepute.)
The respondent judge will now have an opportunity to file an answer to the complaint. He is also entitled a plenary hearing before the ACJC to contest the allegations in the complaint. All final discipline in matters of judicial misconduct is imposed by the Supreme Court.
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